Yasuke is an action and fantasy genre original anime series released on Netflix in spring 2021. The creator of the series also appeared with Cannon Busters. We’re not going to get into an argument about whether it’s an anime or an animated series right now. Yasuke is a series that has managed to be released as a result of long efforts. The series, which LeSean Thomas brought to the screens as a result of great efforts, was announced for the first time in 2018 and came to the screens after three years. On the animation side, there is MAPPA, a successful studio. We also know the studio with Jujutsu Kaisen, one of the trends of 2020, and Dorohedoro which is also aired on Netflix. Netflix licensed production came to the screens with its first season of 6 episodes on April 29, 2021. Viewers are now wondering if there will be a second season of the anime.
What is the plotline of the anime?
Once known as the Black Samurai, a peaceful boatman finds himself back in the middle of the conflict when he takes a little girl with mysterious powers under his wing. In 16th-century feudal Japan, an alternative reality redesigned with magic and advanced technology, a warrior named Yasuke witnessed the fall of Oda Nobunaga in the battle against the warlord Yami no Daimyō army in Honnō-ji.
Twenty years later, Yasuke puts his story behind him as a legendary ronin known as the “Black Samurai” and retires in a remote village as a boatman named Yassan. At a local bar, he encounters a singer named Ichika and sick Saki with mysterious magical powers. After an attack, Yasuke is tasked by Ichika to take the boy to a doctor. While protecting the little girl, he will find himself in a power struggle.
Will there be a second season of Yasuke?
As of August 5, 2022, at the time of writing, Netflix, Mappa, or LeSean Thomas have not yet renewed the anime for a second season. Despite the elapsed more than a year, the fact that the anime has been broadcast on Netflix globally and has a successful name behind it keeps the hopes alive for the second season. On the other hand, anime enjoys strong popularity.
Hopeful signals were given for the second season from members’ Twitter pages. The musical artist of the series, Steven Ellison, aka FYLO says this is just an introduction and their bigger goal. It’s hard to accept this as a renewal for now, but it’s undeniably a strong signal.
We hope these 6 episodes would serve as an introduction to this world and get you hype for more. We have big plans for Yasuke. It’s just the beginning. ⚔️?
So when can a new season of the anime be released? It is difficult to answer this question as there is no renewal yet, and the release of the anime three years after its first announcement may make you think that you will wait as long as the first season for a second season. However, this is a misleading thought. We know that animations and character designs take a long time at first, but then the time required for a new season is about one year. If there is a renewal, it is possible to see Yasuke second season in 2023. We will be monitoring the official news and notifying you. Stay tuned.
Is Yasuke popular enough to be renewed?
For animes to get approval for the new season, it is important how popular it is and how much it is watched on online platforms. Series that do not reach enough popularity usually do not get approval for a second season. On Google, we see an above-average search volume for anime. Flying Lotus or aka FLYLO, who composed the music for the series, is very popular and has an album related to the series. His works increase the popularity of the series. It seems that there is a strong audience waiting for the new season of the anime, and the series deserves a new season. Yasuke was one of five animations nominated for Outstanding Animated Series for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards.
The animations of the series are made by the famous Japanese studio MAPPA. The studio, which has signed successful anime, managed to get approval for the second season for many anime series. There is no information or leak that MAPPA is working on Yasuke yet. However, we do not think that MAPPA, which has a high production capacity, will be reluctant about a renewal.
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